dosage

noun
dos·​age | \ ˈdō-sij How to pronounce dosage (audio) \

Definition of dosage

1a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose
b : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent
b(1) : the giving of a dose
(2) : regulation or determination of doses
3 : an exposure to some experience in or as if in measured portions

Examples of dosage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Law enforcement officials in North Texas seized 976 pounds of marijuana and 2,000 dosage units of THC concentrate vaping cartridges during a traffic stop earlier this week, CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports. CBS News, "Nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana and 2,000 vaping cartridges seized in Texas traffic stop," 21 Nov. 2019 Those then have to be reconciled down to the dosage unit, and any overages or shortages have to be reported to the Board of Pharmacy within 30 days. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "The DEA’s licensing process for narcotics failed as the US opioid crisis worsened," 2 Oct. 2019 The wrong type or dosage could be toxic, even deadly for cells. Devon Pendleton, Bloomberg.com, "Stanford Doctor to Get $191 Million for Cancer-Fighting Biotech," 8 May 2020 Some may work more effectively than others in groups like children or older people, or at different costs and dosages. David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times, "In Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, an Oxford Group Leaps Ahead," 27 Apr. 2020 For people taking the drug for an autoimmune disorder, their doctors monitor for signs of adverse heart events and can adjust dosage as needed. Alice Park, Time, "FDA Issues Warning About Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19," 24 Apr. 2020 In a video posted to the Genesis website on March 8, Grenon provided dosage instructions for MMS as a COVID-19 treatment. Melissa Quinn, Robert Legare, CBS News, "Feds go after self-described church in Florida selling bleaching agent as cure for COVID-19," 17 Apr. 2020 After the federal government relaxed its rules for monitoring dosages, stable patients can get up to two-week supplies of take-home medication via drive-thru pickup. Andy Blye And Jill Ryan, azcentral, "For those struggling with addiction, social isolation can bring a greater risk," 14 Apr. 2020 The drug touted by the U.S. President Donald Trump as a possible line of treatment against the coronavirus comes with severe warnings in China and can kill in dosages as little as two grams. Fortune, "Malaria drug touted as coronavirus treatment by Trump and Elon Musk can be deadly, China finds," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of dosage

circa 1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of dosage was circa 1867

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“Dosage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dosage. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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dosage

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How to pronounce dosage (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of dosage

: the amount of a medicine, drug, or vitamin that should be taken at one time or regularly during a period of time

dosage

noun
dos·​age | \ ˈdō-sij How to pronounce dosage (audio) \

Medical Definition of dosage

1a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose
b : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent (as a gene)
b(1) : the giving of a dose
(2) : regulation or determination of doses

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